Category results for "Drugs"

Billboards Near Super Bowl Carry Pro-Marijuana Messages

Five billboards with pro-marijuana messages have appeared along New Jersey highways leading to MetLife Stadium, the venue hosting Sunday’s Super Bowl. One of the billboards reads: “MARIJUANA: Safer than alcohol…and football.”

Supreme Court: Heroin Dealer Can’t be Given Longer Sentence Because Client Died

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled a heroin dealer cannot be held liable for a client’s death and given a longer sentence if heroin only contributed to the death, and was not necessarily the only cause.

Alcohol More Likely Than Marijuana to Lead to Violence Between Partners

New studies suggest alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between college students in a relationship.

Growing Number of Localities Oppose Legal Marijuana

While momentum to legalize marijuana at the state level is growing, a number of towns and counties are moving to ban legal sales of the drug, The New York Times reports.

Economic Impact of Parity Act for Substance Use Disorder Treatment is Minimal: Study

The economic impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires larger employer-based insurance plans to cover psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders in the same way they do illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, has been minimal, a new study finds.

Surge in Synthetic Marijuana Emergency Room Visits Reported in Denver

Emergency rooms in Denver, Colorado reported a surge in visits related to synthetic marijuana in the late summer and early fall, according to the Los Angeles Times. Experts say similar patterns may emerge in other parts of the country.

NIDA Releases New Guide on Treating Teen Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is releasing new resources to help parents, health care providers and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens who are struggling with drug abuse. The resources also provide advice on identifying and interacting with teens who may be at risk.

Animal Poison Control Center Reports Increase in Marijuana Poisonings in Pets

The Animal Poison Control Center reports an increase in the number of calls about marijuana poisonings in pets, according to NBC News.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 17- Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Marijuana Legalization Movement Gains Momentum

As the first legal marijuana stores open in Colorado, and Washington state gets ready to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling marijuana, momentum is building in other states to legalize the drug, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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